Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show
Forest Heritage Center Museum
The Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show features turn-of-the-century crafts and demonstrations, folk music, a barnyard petting zoo and more. Exhibitors and nearly 70 vendors will feature crafts and skills such as candlemaking, woodturning, the making of lye soap, knife making, quilting, broom making, paper making and blacksmithing. There are children's activities and a smorgasbord of food. Folk ensembles set the mood with the twang of banjos, the wail of fiddles and the ring of dulcimer strings.
Visitors to the Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show are invited to participate in hands-on opportunities to learn the art of vintage craft-making and mountain music, all amidst spectacular fall foliage. This folk festival will feature herbalists sharing their knowledge, instrument makers exhibiting their work and quilters showing their best. Bring the kids to the courtyard of the Forest Heritage Center during the Beavers Bend Folk Festival and enjoy a wealth of activities designed specifically for them. Activities in the past have included live storytelling, a petting zoo with plenty of furry, kid-friendly creatures, and puppet shows with handmade paper puppets.
Come to this festival and spend a pitch-perfect autumn afternoon listening to some of the country's best folk musicians performing for visitors on the festival's outdoor stage throughout the three-day event. Visit the festival's food vendors for tasty treats including pork kabobs, patty melts, chicken tacos, smoked turkey legs and wrap sandwiches. Tried-and-true festival favorites such as kettle corn, corn dogs and funnel cakes will make a return to the festival to the delight of visitors. Make sure to wash it all down with fresh apple cider or a glass of sarsaparilla.
Attendance to the Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show is free, and so is the parking. Shuttle buses will be on-hand to transport festival-goers to and from the parking area to the festival grounds. Come and enjoy the wide variety of old-fashioned activities at this annual event, or simply make your way to Beavers Bend for the breathtaking fall foliage during the festival. Guests to Beavers Bend State Park will also enjoy scheduled activities such as nature center programs, hayrides and train rides. If you're looking for a way to spend a crisp, autumn afternoon, you can't go wrong with a trip to the Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show.